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  • Summary: Dishonored 2 takes your protagonist, Corvo Attano or Emily Kaldwin, to the coastal city of Karnaca where the choices you make will have significant impact on the world.
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  1. Positive: 59 out of 62
  2. Negative: 0 out of 62
  1. Nov 25, 2016
    100
    A grim, gorgeous milieu of societal depth and cunning design. That its mechanics slot so naturally into its environment, giving players the freedom and choice to explore, influence and infiltrate means that Dishonored 2 represents the very best gaming has to offer.
  2. Nov 14, 2016
    94
    What a sequel should be: bigger, more ambitious, but with a solid grasp on what the original was and wanted to be. A true example of how to design a world and an infiltration game.
  3. Nov 13, 2016
    90
    Dishonored 2 is a pleasure to play… the ability to switch between mystical abilities, firearms or your trusty retractable blade (apparently some people don’t appreciate a folding blade) increases the variety of the game and leads to some very interesting interactions.
  4. Nov 14, 2016
    90
    Dishonored 2 is the example of a perfect sequel, a game which improves several flaws of the first title bringing to life a memorable experience. Arkane Studios managed to create a masterpiece, especially for whoever loves the stealth genre.
  5. Jan 13, 2017
    90
    As a story, it may well be lacking, but as a collection of expertly crafted play spaces where design and mechanics reinforce and respond to your agency in myriad delightful and engaging ways, Dishonored 2 is pure magic.
  6. Dec 6, 2016
    86
    Dishonored 2 is a complex game with a simplistic first-person action wrapper. It offers up a variety of different gameplay options to run through the game with, while presenting a bigger world for you to stretch those options out in. It’s a great follow-up to the first game and certainly improves on its ideals.
  7. Nov 17, 2016
    50
    Feels like a tiresome retread – enjoyable enough when it sticks to the old script, but frustrating in its disappointment when it does attempt anything new. With a rushed story, colorless characters, and total misuse of a whole new playable character, the best I can say is that I didn’t hate it. I didn’t particularly like it, but I didn’t hate it. Dishonored deserves more than that.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 90 out of 127
  2. Negative: 13 out of 127
  1. Jan 24, 2017
    10
    This is amazing history! I prefer to use Corvo. I like his method :)
    In my opinion, Dishonored 2 is a game of a year.
    Great job! I recommend to all!
  2. Nov 18, 2016
    10
    After the bug fixes with a patch this sequel exceeds the original in every aspect.Better graphics,gamplay and story along with 2 completelyAfter the bug fixes with a patch this sequel exceeds the original in every aspect.Better graphics,gamplay and story along with 2 completely different playable protaganists give Dishonered 2 more replay value then almost every triple A title this year.And this time around I didnt feel pushed to play the game in any specific way.I felt that playing stealthily was alot more rewarding then the first entry but i never felt that i was playing wrong or was being punished when i played a full on assault playthrough.Also there are several ending for every playstyle for both characters which really drive you toward a second,third or even forth playthrough and in all the chaos or silence of each level,even on my forth run,I reimagined every situation and experienced different outcomes every single time.Dishonored 2 also contains some of the best level design I have ever seen with the likes of the amazing and masterfully thought out Clockwork Mansion level being among my all time favorites.Dishonored 2 truly is a masterpiece in almost every ascpect!!! Note that Dishonored 2 only deservs a 9 or 10 if you have internet and can download the free software optimization patch that released shortly after the game!! Expand
  3. Nov 16, 2016
    10
    I'm a big fan of the first game and have got everything I expected from the sequel and even more. Storyline is amazing, level design makesI'm a big fan of the first game and have got everything I expected from the sequel and even more. Storyline is amazing, level design makes this game one of the most beautiful.

    10/10

    Looking forward to play DLC
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  4. Aug 12, 2017
    9
    YES! Arkane & Bethesda have blessed us with another Dishonored game, Arkane have once again satisfied our hunger for more with this newYES! Arkane & Bethesda have blessed us with another Dishonored game, Arkane have once again satisfied our hunger for more with this new exciting chapter but does it deliver and will it meet its high expectations of the classic original?

    Story:
    The story here is daring but exciting with a new lot of baddies, the story has slightly improved from the first giving us two pathways to choose from Emily or Corvo, the motivation behind our protagonists is much more exciting with Emily trying to gain back her empire as well as experiencing the supernatural world Corvo encountered and Corvo on who is determined to support his daughter as well as help restore Dunham to its original state.

    Gameplay:
    The powers given should be the first thing that excites any gamer looking forward to playing Dishonored 2, both Corvo and Emily gain a unique set of supernatural powers to their own which makes a second play through worth it and enticing.

    The return of extremely violent but satisfying kills returns and is as gruesome as ever but the combat itself hasn't received much improvement, i must state here that Dishonored has always been more a stealth game then action so please be wary.

    I found the level designs were good especially Mission 7 in particular but some areas will have you thinking, ultimately needing your full attention and the ability to play the game without powers is there too adding more challenge like climbing around levels instead of depending on your powers which is a good thing, right?

    Picture n Sound Quality:
    Now here is the only minor problem i had with Dishonored 2 and that was the graphics, only a mere improvement with only a few glimpses of stunning visuals but it does feel like you're playing a extension of the first, the detail though in levels were unique and stayed true to its original design like the weird face/body models of characters.
    A very notable change is that Corvo now has a voice and this may disappoint those who enjoyed being a silent protagonist but i must say its for the better, both Corvo and Emilys voice actors both did a good job.

    The music is great but it was the random conversations heard throughout the game that were interesting, all this helped insert more life into the game - the alerted guard sounds though still remind me of Metal Gear Solids infamous alert sounds. The music though is dark and brilliant and can be underrated if not given a proper listen.

    Technicality:
    I had minor problems with my lay through, maybe its because i played on the PS but yeah no very major issues here but this is arguable.

    Enjoyment/Value:
    The game is very fun and a must play through with both characters to experience both set of powers given and story, If you're looking for a bit of challenge then there are 4 difficulties with very hard being the most challenging also the choice to disable your powers adds more of challenge too.

    The replay value speaks for itself having two protagonists and a great amount of collectibles so enjoy.

    I enjoyed it and is possibly GOTY 2016 for me, a safe game but well polished game.

    Verdict: 9/10
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  5. Mar 28, 2017
    8
    Lets talk about Dishonored 2 The Stealth / Action Game you are looking for.

    This game borrows heavily from he first Dishonored formula and
    Lets talk about Dishonored 2 The Stealth / Action Game you are looking for.

    This game borrows heavily from he first Dishonored formula and while some think that more of the same, its sooo good to have more of this good stuff!!! Think of it as Bacon, more is the right way to go XD.

    The setting of the world is fascinating, Karnaca is more colourful than Dunwall but its still as sinister in their alleys as the Capital, i enjoy a lot the atmosphere and the overall aesthetic of the world, pretty nice concept art there, gonna get the artbook soon jeje.

    The game shines in its gameplay and combat, is good, variated and very satisfying, especialyl with executions, they are fast and furious, plus the gun and bow has impact and its also a blast to shoot all up!! that of course if you want to play a high chaos gama, because Dishonored 2 has the great approach of stealth!! every mission can be taken in a number of ways and you have plenty options to play as a non lethal character. its dam good to be a badass killing witches and the royal guard as its great to stealth the ºººº out of them as well. Also it have a very good arrange of magic powers that are different between the 2 playable characters, which can add a little extra on a second playthrough.

    Regarding the story i think it plays very safe, maybe the least interesting aspect of the game, but its more like a vengeance story. Yet its good enough to enjoy. On the bright side they are some amazing missions, particularly one in which you bend time and play the same mission in present and past at the same time and its veryyyyy niceeeeeeee!!!

    Level design is also great, filled with rooms and places to discover, in a way this helps the multipath aspect of the game and makes you feel like shadow, nicking and learning the secrets of both common and important people of the game.

    In short you can be a badass fighter that bring noise and rightful vengeance to your foes, a lethal assassin never spotted but deadly still or a ghost like the wind and still regain your throne and tip empires

    Its a damn good game to play :)
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  6. Mar 27, 2018
    7
    Played for few hours. The first impression was "WOW!!" I finally got a true-Thief-stealth-like game! got disappointed after a while. I am aPlayed for few hours. The first impression was "WOW!!" I finally got a true-Thief-stealth-like game! got disappointed after a while. I am a Thief fan since Thief 1,2,3 (not talking about 2014 abomination...), and sadly I have to admit, that those times are far gone.

    The difficulty in Dishonored 2 i so unbalanced... the AI vs sword combat. On Easy, guards are dumb as **** but their close combat skill is on acceptable level (it's the last resort, but sometimes necessary). On Hard difficulty, AI is finally acceptable, but close-combat is impossible.

    Dear Bethesda, If You make stelath game, don't insult us Gamers with AI!! I expect a challenge in stealth from a stealth game!! Therefore, this game is unplayable unless You achieve a Zorro-level in close-combat (which isn't perfect in DH2)

    I give 7 for the environment, the story, music, RPG elements, Garret as Corvo's voice, stealth.
    I take 3 points for unbalanced difficulty
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  7. Mar 23, 2017
    0
    The game is unplayable got a but (flickering black screen) and now i can't play game has been out for 6 months and still a broken piece ofThe game is unplayable got a but (flickering black screen) and now i can't play game has been out for 6 months and still a broken piece of sh*t. Is a shame i did get to play the game for a bit and is good but now is unplayable after an update. Expand

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